"I have a reactionary army, a National Socialist air force and a Christian navy" - - A. Hitler.
The German military man as during both World Wars and portrayed in Hollywood movies as the villain, this generally the case.
From that era of the Great War [WW1] the archetype of the German soldier from that period the Prussian Junker aristocrat officer haughty and arrogant, cold and unfeeling.
From that era of the Second World War [WW2] the archetype of the German soldier from that period the fascist perpetrator of atrocity and genocide, a fanatic without remorse, even deriving a perverse and sickening pleasure from "atrocity and genocide".
The German beast!!
In conversation with some esteemed friends suggestions have been made that the Hollywood treatment of the German military man from both World Wars HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SO TOTALLY NEGATIVE, QUITE THE CONTRARY!!
Here with a list of those movies showing the German in a more favorable light:
* "Das Boot".
* "The Blue Max"
* "Iron Cross"
* "All Quiet on the Western Front"
* "Night of the Generals" (Omar Shariff not a cold blooded killer)
* "The Dawn Patrol" WW I (both 1930 & 1939) shows them as warriors and knights.
* "Charlie Chan at the Olympics" (1937) shows Germans as helpful.
Devoted readers to the blog can suggest additional entries? Let me hear from you.
P.S. My original entry forgot the "Blue Max". And George Peppard gets the beautiful lady in the bed too! That German nation and people of today over seventy years and even as was one hundred years ago now NOW a great credit to the human race. That American occupation after WW2 of Germany and Japan both not as understood so totally altruistic but undoubtedly a success remarkably and markedly so!!